There’s loads to see at Paxton Pits, especially if you’re patient. It’s a well-loved spot for bird watching, with many overwintering wildfowl and regular sightings of kingfishers – as well as the famous nightingales. But you’ll also see plenty of other evidence of a healthy ecosystem here, including elusive mammals such as otters and weasels, plus a wide range of wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Visit our Latest Sightings page to see what’s been out and about most recently. For an idea of what you might see at different times of year, we’ve got a handy month-by-month guide and a new monthly blog. And if you spot anything yourself, please let us know what you’ve seen and where by writing in the sightings book at the Visitor Centre (when we’re open again) or by emailing us.
The most recent sightings from the blog:
- Ann’BlogThe ground is at long last starting to warm up,… Read More
- Ann’s BlogHaven’t we been fortunate with the weather in the last… Read More
- Ann’s BlogIf you want to hear a chiffchaff, now is the… Read More
What to look out for:
- In May, Look out forSedge warblers Although these are fairly nondescript, small brown birds,… Read More
- In April, Look Out for …Sand Martins In the spring, sand martins are the first… Read More
- In March, Listen and Look Out for …Sparrowhawk display flights If you have a feeder in your… Read More